Mar 16, 2013 3:35pm EDT
reagan challenged the now new but old republican establishment headed by then- president ford, i was involved in that. i remember talking to the republican national committee, and a good friend of mine said, "there's not much i can do because we are going to have to roll over all of you. how do you think i got here? i came in with the goldwater people in 1964. what took you so long?" we have to accept the fact that when new people come in, they want a voice. the reagan people came in, and today, many of them are part of the party establishment. party establishments always eventually seem to act like the old ones. remember pat robinson -- when he ran for president, evangelicals began to stream into the party. ofwas said that a meeting robertson supporters resembled nothing so much as the bar scene in "star wars." they came anyway, and many of them today are part of the new old republican establishment.
Mar 16, 2013 10:45am EDT
have people like ford and kellogg and vendor build and rockefeller. they have so much money. and rockefeller. you need an overarching system that receives the funds and ridges to visit in an equitable way. anredistributes it in equitable way. what did they not realize? instead of the land barons of europe hoardng money and passing it down from -- hoarding and passing it down from generation to generation, they built the infrastructure of this nation. they built factories and textile mills. they built the mechanism that created the most powerful and dynamic middle-class the world has ever seen. they built universities and museums and charitable organizations because that has been the nature of america. we have always been generous. nobody is starving on the streets. we have always taken care of them. we have churches that are a much better mechanism for taking care of the poor. this is one of the reasons that we give tax deductions to churches. because they do that. why is the government trying to duplicate what they are supposed to be doing. we need to think smartly about th